Tim grew up in the Columbus area and is the son of Jimmy and Sue Hatfield. Tim graduated from Franklin Heights High School in 1982. He went on to graduate with a B.A. degree in Bible from Ohio Valley College in 1986. While attending college Tim meet his wife, Tammy. They were married in 1986. Tim and Tammy have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren. Tim has worked with congregations in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio. He most recently was with the New Philadelphia church of Christ from 2000 until 2019. Tim began his work with the Alkire Road church of Christ in May of 2019.